Build A Business workshops

Get help launching your business and gaining the skills and confidence you need. Our business support workshops include:

Module 1:
Know Your Market, Get Competitive
Giving valuable insights into unlocking the Business & IP Centre Manchester’s £5 million collection of UK and global business databases (including market research and company and financial information) to assess market potential and develop a viable business plan, upskilling you to ‘know your market’.

Module 2:
Intellectual Property – Protecting Your Assets

Find out the basics of Intellectual Property (IP) and how it can be important to a new business. Make sure your product, service, website and brand are protected from would be copycats or do not infringe others’ rights.

Modules 3 & 4:
Power Up Your Business
Covering the practicalities of starting up a business e.g. business planning, managing finances, finding funding etc. These two 3-hour workshops cover the essential ‘nuts and bolts’ of starting up and running a successful enterprise, including:
• Legal structures
• Business planning
• E-commerce
• Cashflow, Finance and Tax
• Marketing
• Finding funding
• Pitching

You’ll also be able to book an appointment to see the local SME Champion, who will provide one to one support and create a business information plan for you, researching your business and market using the industry-standard database and resources available as well as signposting to other specialised help.